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Susan Ratliff

Associate Partner

CalBRE# 01072671

Susan Ratliff Realtor

My 24 years in the real estate industry offers my clients extensive knowledge and experience. I provide an ideal balance of empathy and tenacity which is the key to success in today's real estate market. My strengths lie in my approach to the home buying process. I believe that, by communicating realistic expectations to my clients, everyone can come out of a transaction satisfied. I have completed advanced education and training in residential real estate earning the designation of (CRS) Certified Residential Specialist.

I am very analytical when determining a listing price ensuring that the property will solicit an offer in a reasonable time frame. I will assist in preparing the home to be listed by coordinating with handymen, painters, house cleaners and stagers allowing the home to show at its very best. I know that, in this business, one must be ready to expect anything, and in this ever changing environment my constant ability to problem solve has proven to be an invaluable asset.

Before joining the real estate industry, I had a successful career in both advertising sales and publishing. I bring these skills to my residential sales, ensuring all listings receive a wide exposure to the market. My affiliation with Partners Trust provides my sellers with the most advanced marketing vehicles to promote their property.

I focus on my client's needs and wants when venturing into the hunt for their dream home. I am familiar with inventory in all neighborhoods of the San Gabriel Valley. I have resided in La Canada, South Pasadena, Pasadena and Arcadia. Besides California, I have lived in Ohio, Nebraska, Colorado, New Jersey, Maryland and Northern Italy giving me the ability to understand a relocation client's housing complexities. I always try to match the buyer client with a community first, and then search extensively for the right home that will bring them years of enjoyment. I believe that your new home should inspire dreams of the future and a place to build cherished memories.

My community involvement has been extensive over the years. I am the founder and past president of the Vista Docents, a group providing tours of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals at the Vista del Arroyo Courthouse. I am a member of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors, an associate member of the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, a former member of the San Marino National Charity League and I'm involved annually in the Pasadena Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, along with my husband, Dick. I am an avid writer and I also spend free time knitting, traveling and jogging. Dick and I have four children and ten grandchildren and reside in La Canada Flintridge. We enjoy spending time at our Seal Beach cottage and summers at our home on the Oregon Coast.

Highly likely to recommend

11/01/2013 - missjanekm

Bought a home in 2013 in North Arroyo, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011.

From the first day we met Susan at one of her open houses, we felt extremely comfortable with her; so comfortable that we soon asked her to become our agent. Even though someone else was interested in representing us, we went with our gut instinct and went with Susan. From the get-go, she was both personable and professional, a mix that can often be hard to find.
As first time home buyers, we were extremely intimidated by the market we found ourselves in. She guided us through the ups and downs of nearly a yearlong search. She was patient, supportive, and encouraging. We finally found the right home for our family and we credit Susan with equipping us with knowledge and confidence to make the right move at the right time and for the right price. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to our trusted friends and family.

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